Zoa melting

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    CoralKings Senior Member
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    My zao are melting and disappearing, please help.
     
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    Bumping your post every 60 seconds isn't going to get you any more help... Posting pics and parameters along with observations might. Also, is it just one type of zoa or several?? Give as much info as you can. Hate to say it but sometimes they melt with no explanation but usually IME it's just one type of zoa. Either way I feel your pain :(
     
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    As dougers said there is no way to help without a ton of info. Could be Alk level, light, PH, flow, nitrates, phosphates, or a combination of one or more of these things. How long has the tank been set up? Were they doing fine for a period of time and then all of a sudden started to go down hill? First thing I would do is test Alk, then for Nitrates and Phoshates. I tend to move them to a shady area first and see if that makes a difference once I know my parameters are spot on to see if too much light might be a factor.
     
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    For me, zoas the first thing is assume there are pest until you can proove there aren't.
     

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